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From Broadcast to Blossom: Sherzad's Journey Back to Nature
From Broadcast to Blossom: Sherzad's Journey Back to Nature
13 June 2024

“Real happiness lies in inner satisfaction,” articulated Sherzad.

Sherzad hails from the beautiful Yaseen Village in the Ghizer District of Gilgit Baltistan. He graduated with honours in Journalism from the University of Karachi and worked with Dawn TV and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Although he was successful in his career, he felt a profound emptiness inside, a darkness he longed to fill with light. Sherzad identified the source of his discontent: the pressing issues of climate change and global warming, and his minimal contribution to addressing these problems. Furthermore, the income he was earning from his employment was not enough to fulfil the fundamental needs of his family.

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Video – The Ismaili Update: Pakistan
28 May 2024

Join host Kawish Hussain for the latest episode of The Ismaili Update, coming to you from Pakistan, where Princess Zahra recently concluded six-day visit. During her visit, Princess Zahra and her son Iliyan reviewed projects of the Aga Khan Development Network that are benefitting tens of thousands of people in the villages and towns of northern Pakistan. 

Princess Zahra, her son Iliyan, and guests reveal a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the Aga Khan Hostel in Sherqilla.
Princess Zahra, her son Iliyan, and guests reveal a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the Aga Khan Hostel in Sherqilla.
Aga Khan Hostel offers immersive educational experience for students in Sherqilla
Aga Khan Hostel offers immersive educational experience for students in Sherqilla
24 May 2024

Princess Zahra yesterday attended the inauguration of the Aga Khan Hostel in Sherqilla, a new facility designed to cater for and support female students of the adjacent Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Sherqilla.

Ismaili Health Professionals Association, Pakistan (IHPAP)
Ismaili Health Professionals Association, Pakistan (IHPAP)
5 April 2024

The Aga Khan Health Board for Pakistan (AKHBP) aims to bring together Ismaili health care professionals from across Pakistan under one platform. It also provides an opportunity for Ismaili health care professionals to fulfill their TKN Nazrana and serve the community.

Bridging Borders: Navigating the Path of Trade Opportunities at Sost Dry Port
Bridging Borders: Navigating the Path of Trade Opportunities at Sost Dry Port
5 February 2024

Mawlana Hazar Imam has envisioned a commitment to community growth and knowledge sharing. In accordance, an event was organized as the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board, Ismaili Council for Hunza and Gilgit collaborated to host entrepreneurs from the Ismaili Council for Ishkoman Puniyal. This unique initiative, designed to foster a deeper understanding of border trade opportunities, came to life against the picturesque backdrop of the Sost Dry Port.

Meet Afsheen Jiwani, Recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women
Meet Afsheen Jiwani, Recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women
25 January 2024

“I am determined and want to come back to my homeland and aspire to serve in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN),” quoted Afsheen Jiwani, Campaign Director at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada and winner of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Community Impact category. This award is presented to her by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). (WXN) a member-based organization, is North America's #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages.

Empowering Futures through Education
Empowering Futures through Education
23 January 2024

In a rapidly evolving world, where technology, innovation and global interconnectedness play pivotal roles, the Aga Khan Education Board’s (AKEB) forward-thinking approach to community development and improving quality of life serves as an exemplary model in the journey towards a more enlightened, pluralistic and harmonious world. Each of AKEB’s programmes is committed to fostering a holistic approach to education.

Akhbaar Volume 23 (Dec 2023)
Akhbaar Volume 23 (Dec 2023)
12 December 2023

A quarterly newsletter of Imamat Institutions in Pakistan.

Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III: The Visionary Leader Who Championed Peace and Humanity
Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III: The Visionary Leader Who Championed Peace and Humanity
1 November 2023

In history, few are born who transcend the boundaries of time and place, leaving their imprints on the world stage. Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III was undeniably one such trailblazer whose legacy extends far beyond his role as the leader of the Ismaili Muslim community. Born in Karachi, Pakistan on 2 November 1877, Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah inherited a rich legacy of leadership and community advancement.

Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
31 October 2023

The Global Encounters Festival 2024 (GE Festival) is a high calibre global sports tournament advocating excellence, healthy competition and sportsmanship by complying with international standards established by the various international sports federations.

AKS 2023 | Arts Competition
AKS 2023 | Arts Competition
11 October 2023

AKS is one of the many initiatives launched as a part of Ismaili CIVIC Pakistan in the year 2021. It encourages youth around Pakistan to articulate their relationship with Nature and their ideas for making a sustainable environment through their diverse artistic expressions. Ismaili CIVIC centralizes “Environment” as its core theme; however, with each passing year it is focusing on other sub-characteristics of environments. In 2023-2024, Ismaili CIVIC is concentrating on “Water and Energy Conservation” as its theme for upcoming programs and activities. Therefore, AKS 2.0 – An Art Competition Theme is: “Biodiversity".

A Beacon of Service: The Inspirational Journey of Chief Justice Ali Baig
A Beacon of Service: The Inspirational Journey of Chief Justice Ali Baig
10 October 2023

Striking a harmonious balance between one’s spiritual and worldly pursuits has always been an aspiration for Ismailis worldwide. Mawlana Hazar Imam has consistently emphasised the importance of maintaining this equilibrium. Meet Ali Baig, hailing from Yasin Tehsil Ghizer District, who is the Honourable Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Chief Justice Baig serves as a shining example of this fundamental principle. Throughout his illustrious professional journey, he has actively contributed to various Jamati institutions in diverse roles, embodying the essence of this balance.

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